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Times Editorial Blasts Molina Over Sales Tax Obstructionism

8:29 AM PDT on July 11, 2008

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Maybe there are some Times' editors reading Streetsblog?

In an editorial in today's newspaper, the Los Angeles Times takes a whack at the politicians who's local posturing endangers Metro's half-cent sales tax proposal, especially Gloria Molina. 

The Times sums up it's excellent editorial:

What Molina and the other obstructionists fail to grasp is that if thesales tax measure doesn't end up on the ballot, everybody loses,including their constituents. A better public transit system wouldreduce traffic and pollution for all Angelenos and provide analternative for low-income residents who can't afford to fill their gastanks. The projects in Feuer's bill would cover areas where the need isgreatest. Sales tax hikes aren't a great way to pay for public transit,but voters deserve a chance to decide whether mobility is worth thecost.

Personally, I don't think any politician "fails to grasp" the issue.  It's just that their political pride and sense of what is and isn't fair is more important than what's best for the region as a whole.
 

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